The Trailer for ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Teases 2 Brand-New Storylines

Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents. This brand-new Downton Abbey teaser takes the biscuit as one of our all-time favorites.

Focus Features just released the first full-length trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era, which is a follow-up to the 2019 movie and TV show. Not only does the British drama feature several returning cast members, but it also introduces a few newcomers.

Based on the trailer, it seems there are two storylines that Downton Abbey: A New Era explores. The first sees the Crawley family learning that the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) has inherited real estate from someone in her past.

“Do I look as if I’d turn down a villa, in the south of France?” she says in the clip.

The second plot involves Hugh Dancy arriving at the castle to film a blockbuster movie. While the staff is thrilled, the same can’t be said about Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville).

Downton Abbey: A New Era features multiple familiar faces, including Smith, Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

The movie (which is directed by Simon Curtis) also introduces a few newcomers, like Dancy, Dominic West, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Jonathan Zaccaï. Golly gumdrops!

Downton Abbey: A New Era is set to hit theaters on May 20.

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